de Visscher Advisors, LLC








FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status


de Visscher’s James Murphy (l)  and Terry Hannafin (r)
Greenwich, Connecticut, October 8, 2009 —  De Visscher & Co. is proud to announce that partner James A. Murphy and Associate Terry Hannafin each received a Certificate in Family Business Advising at the Family Firm Institute (FFI) September 2009 conference in New York City.  Jim Murphy also received Fellow Status.

The Certificate with Fellow Status recognizes extensive experience and commitment to the field of family business advising and acknowledges that Jim Murphy has fulfilled all the requirements for the FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising. The FFI Certificate Program benefits both family business advisors and their clients by establishing knowledge standards for better serving family-owned enterprises and families of wealth.

“Jim and Terry have worked hard to earn these designations,” comments François de Visscher, president of de Visscher & Co.  “Our clients will continue to benefit from their expertise and dedication to helping family businesses and high-net worth families accomplish the many challenges they face in meeting their capital and liquidity needs.”

The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers and to increasing public awareness about trends and developments in the family business and family wealth fields.  Based in Boston, MA, with a membership of more than 1500 professionals and educators throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, FFI fulfills its mission by providing continuing education and networking opportunities as well as programs designed to stimulate research in the field of family business.

De Visscher & Co., LLC is an independent financial advisor to business owning families and closely held businesses worldwide.  Through a unique combination of financial consulting and investment banking services the team at de Visscher & Co. creates high value-added solutions to the liquidity needs of shareholders and the capital needs of their businesses. Since its inception in 1990, the company has advised more than 300 families from North and Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

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